Introduction to Classical Tibetan covers the principal topics of classical Tibetan grammar using handbook material as well as text passages from classical Tibetan Buddhist literature. Although the topic of grammar is central, students are also introduced to the basic vocabulary of classical Tibetan philosophy. This course can serve as a springboard for students to begin to delve into Tibetan texts on their own, and as a foundation for more serious students to continue with confidence into more advanced language instruction.
This course is offered from time to time as appropriate and addresses topics not regularly covered in the curriculum.
In Classical Tibetan II, students will continue with an introduction to the classical Tibetan language and its grammar, and gain more experience and confidence reading and understanding classical Tibetan texts. After completing this course, successful students will be able to approach Tibetan texts by themselves with confidence.
This intensive course is designed for beginning students with no prior knowledge of Buddhist Literary Chinese.
This intensive course is designed for beginning students with no prior knowledge of Pāli.